Friday, February 15, 2008

NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo is going monthly.

This means that you'll have twelve opportunities a year to jump-start your blogging by posting thirty (or thirty-one, or twenty-eight, or you know what I mean) days in a row with a bunch of other crazy people!

No, the new monthly NaBloPoMo is just meant for people who want to try setting the habit of blogging by doing it thirty (etc.) days in a row starting any time of the year.

So! Starting March 1, we will have:

1. A different theme to blog on every month. This is TOTALLY OPTIONAL, the monthly theme is for people looking for a little more structure for their posting. Sometimes limits free us to think in new ways.

2. There will be a new blogroll every month to list that month's participants. To get your blog linked on the monthly blogroll you need to do two things:

a. Type up your blog name and URL so that they'll make a link using an "a href" tag (see here for instructions).

b. Paste it into an e-mail and send it to nablopomo@gmail.com.

Any links that are not in this exact format will not be put on the blogroll, coding it is a time consuming activity and having you do this one simple thing will make it so I don't cry every time I come to the NaBlo home page.

3. As for prizes, I'm going to limit each month to one prize, a $20.00 gift certificate to the online shopping emporium of the winner's choice. Amazon, Powell's, Etsy, whatever you want. The winner of the prize will be randomly drawn from the pool of people who blogged the whole month without missing a day, no cheating.

November will still be the "official" NaBlo month, and it will be the only month where we do a giant random giveaway of prizes donated by NaBlo members. This way November will stay extra special, and we won't have to over-tax the community's generosity.

THE THEME FOR MARCH IS: LISTS.

Post a list every day! Or not! It's completely up to you!

So tell all your friends to come on over to nablopomo.com. And don't forget to send me your link if you're going to commit to March blogging.
 
posted by Summer at 2:11 PM, |

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